Getting your association noticed and ensuring your key issues land in front of Congress is vital to the success of your organization. Here are three tips to energize your advocacy plan:
• Legislators, and their staff, monitor social media platforms. Ask association members to post a policy question tagging a Member of Congress with a branded hashtag.
• Email the Congressional office through the official website. Share your association’s priorities and be a subject matter resource. Legislators want to stay tuned into their constituency.
• Schedule video calls with legislators for your board members and grasstops advocates to discuss your organization’s legislative priorities.
– Margarita Valdez Martínez, Director of Policy and Advocacy, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy